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USI Freshmen Headed to New Harmony


Hundreds of students will visit the town for hand-on learning

Freshman students at USI are headed to New Harmony Tuesday. WNIN’s John Gibson has the story:

The university will be taking all freshmen students in its UNIV 101 course to the historic town in Posey County for a day of activities and hands-on learning.

New Harmony was founded in 1814 within the homelands of the Miami and Shawnee indigenous peoples.

The town was an experiment in communal living and is now home to Historic New Harmony, a USI Outreach and Engagement program.

USI’s Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Kristalyn Shefveland, says “learning is always about more than being in the classroom – it’s about hands on experience and engaging with both the past and the present as you seek to expand your knowledge.”

Historic New Harmony has been USI’s “living laboratory” since 1985.